Arsene Wenger has revealed that he was fuming at his players for taking a shot corner ahead of their injury time winner against Burnley, but was happy that it turned out well for Arsenal. The north London club left it until the last minute of injury time to gain three crucial points and Wenger agreed that they were a bit lucky considering the situation they were in.
Arsenal made numerous attempts at goal, but were unable to break down a dogged Burnley defence, who defended deep and with purpose, not allowing the Gunners a shot on target in the first half. Sam Vokes had the best opportunity for the hosts in the opening period as he beat the offside trap, but headed wide of Petr Cech's goal.
The Gunners went into half time a far cry from their recent performances against Chelsea and Basel, slow and ponderous on the ball. Alexis Sanchez missed a couple of gilt-edged chances, but it was not until the last minute that the Gunners had any joy in front of goal. Alexis put the ball into the box which was headed on by Theo Walcott into the danger area, where Laurent Koscielny was at hand to slot the ball in.
There was a dispute if Oxlade-Chamberlain had hit the ball into Koscielny, raising the suspicion of offside. However, replays confirmed that the defender had hit the ball onto his own hand and bundled it in for his second goal this season.
"I invite you to sit on the bench, it's impossible to know. I was fuming because we played a short corner, it looked to me like we were at the end of the two minutes - why did we not take a direct corner? And I didn't see the ball going in. But I've been told, yes, by the television, that we were a bit fortunate to have the goal allowed," Wenger told Arsenal's official website.